Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Out and About – Winter 2022-2023

I leave later today to return to my homeland of Australia for a month-long visit. It’s been over three-and-a-half years since I was last in my first home. To say I’m excited about the prospect of reuniting with family and friends after such a long time apart – the longest since my relocation to the U.S. in 1994 – would be an understatement. I am looking forward to it immensely.

Before my return to the Great South Land I want to close the book, so to speak, on the winter I will soon be leaving behind. I do so by looking back on this particularly snowy (and unpleasantly icy) season with the latest installment of The Wild Reed’s “Out and About” series.

Yes, I know it’s a bit premature for my friends here in Minnesota who still must endure another several weeks of winter while I fly off to the end of summer in Australia; but, be that as it may, here’s a review of the people, places, and experiences that were most meaningful to me in the American winter of 2022-2023.

Above: My Christmas tree was in my bedroom this past Christmas season.

This was because its usual spot in the main area of my attic abode has been taken over by my ficus tree (left), a tree that actually dates back to the late 1980s when it was in the office of the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities (CPCSM). This was a number of years before my arrival to the U.S. from Australia and my subsequest working for CPCSM and thus my inheriting of this tree in 2003.

It’s been with me ever since, in four different living situations – in St. Paul (2003-2011); with my good friend Tim in two different houses (one and two, right next door to one another) in south Minneapolis by Minnehaha Creek (2012-2016 and 2016-2018); for a brief time on Chicago Ave. just south of the creek with my friend Connie and her cat Charley (December 2018-October 2019); and now here in my current home in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis (2019-present).

Above: Adnan . . . in winter light.

. . . And opening his holiday gift from me – a copy of Sonia Choquette’s book, Trust Your Vibes.

Above: My “best mate in the States,” Deandre (left) with our mutual friends (and his new housemates) Margaret and David.

Left: Tyga! . . . Deandre’s animal companion.

Above: Christmas dinner with friends (clockwise fron left) John, Noelle, Jackie, Alicia, Scott, Liana, Amelia, Dee and Phil.

Right: What a handsome crew!

Above: Another lovely Christmastide gathering. I’m pictured with (from left) Chloe, Kathleen, Mary and Joey.

Above: Seeing in 2023 in my attic apartment with friends (from left) Joseph, Kathleen, Calvin, and a sleeping Frodo.

Above: Lunch with my dear friend Joan at the Highland Grill, St. Paul – January 6, 2023.

I traveled to the Minnesota town of Montevideo on the weekend of January 14-15 to join in the celebrations for my friend Elva’s 86th birthday (above). Elva is the mother of my good friend Angie.

Elva was so happy I made the trip from Minneapolis to Montevideo to celebrate her birthday. As was I!

Above and right: With my wonderful work colleagues having a Hawaiian potluck lunch in solidarity with one of our colleagues who was actually holidaying in Hawaii.

I’m honored to be part of Mercy Hospital’s Palliative Care team, a consultative and interdisciplinary team comprised of incredibly competent and caring health care professionals. I’m the interfaith spiritual care provider (or chaplain) on this team, a position I’ve held since the autumn of 2018.

Above: On Saturday, February 25, members of my work team and I enjoyed lunch at the famed Owamni restaurant in Minneapolis.

Above: Dinner with Joan at another great local restaurant, Heather’s in south Minneapolis – February 15, 2023.

Above: With my dear friend Phyllis – January 28, 2023.

Above: Lunch at Pizza Lucé with my friend Brian – Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Above: My moon-gazing hare in the backyard became a blizzard-gazing hare on February 23, 2023. It was soon completely covered over by snow.

Above: The view from my south Minneapolis attic abode of the massive January 4, 2023 winter storm.

Above and right: Home, sweet home! My attic abode and sanctuary in the Seward neighborhood of south Minneapolis, where I’ve lived since October 2019.

Above: Adnan – earlier this morning, February 28, 2023. My saaxiib qurux badan (“beautiful friend” in Somali) recently paid me a great honor by writing the following to me.

I just want to say a sincere “Thank You.” . . . I won’t go into detail what for. Just know I greatly appreciate you and your constant kindness as well as unconditional love! You’re an awesome person.

Thank you, Adnan! I love you too, buddy.

Central Station – Sydney, Australia


Out and About – Spring 2023

Winter 2022-2023 Wild Reed posts of note:
Honoring the Darkness While Remembering the Light
Solstice Storm
Cornel West: “Our Anti-Imperialism Must Be Consistent”
The Christmas Miracle
“Our Knowledge of Others Is Always Partial”: Garth Greenwell on the Morality of Fiction
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies: Quote of the Day – December 28, 2022
Marianne Williamson: “We Must Challenge the Entire System”
In This Time of Liminal Space
The Light of This New Year’s Day
Saaxiib Qurux Badan – January 4, 2023
Progressive Catholic Perspectives on the Legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Kahlil Gibran on Self-Knowledge
After Record-Breaking Snowfall, a Walk Through the Neighborhood
Phillip Clark on the Magi as Archetypes of “Witchy Faith”
Remembering and Emulating the Visionary and Radical Martin Luther King Jr.
University of Antwerp Honors Patrice Lumumba
For Rita Coolidge, Love Is Everywhere
Ditching the Crime, Keeping the Sin: Thoughts on the Pope’s Call to Decriminalize Homosexuality
Taking the High Road
The Way of Love and Healing
Reed Brody: Quote of the Day – February 6, 2023
A Favorite Burt Bacharach Song
What It Will Take to Abolish the Police
Kiki Dee and Carmello Luggeri: “A Classy Duo”
A Vibrant Relationship
Bernie Sanders: Quote of the Day – February 16, 2023
Michael Meade on “Slowing Downwards”
Happy Birthday, Buffy!
Carnival: “A Necessary Release of Pagan Expression in a Christianized World”
Pope Francis on Lenten Fasting
From the Palliative/Spiritual Care Bookshelf
Kimi Djabaté
Marianne 2024
Winter Vignettes
Carl Anderson: “Still One of the Greatest Interpretations of Judas on Film”

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Out and About – Autumn 2022
Out and About – Summer 2022
Out and About – Spring 2022
Spring . . . Within and Beyond (2022)
Out and About – Autumn 2021
Out and About – Summer 2021
Out and About – Spring 2021
Out and About – Winter 2020-2021

For previous Out and About series, see: 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022

Images: Michael J. Bayly.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Carl Anderson: “Still One of the Greatest Interpretations of Judas on Film”

It’s the birthday of the late, great American vocalist Carl Anderson (1945-2004). He would have been 78 today.

As I’ve noted previously, I sometimes like to think that in a parallel universe Carl has the superstar status which in this universe was inexplicably denied him. This despite the fact that he possessed a vocal range, elasticity, and sensuality that matched, and often bettered, those of his contemporaries Freddie Jackson, El Debarge, Jeffrey Osborne, John Whitehead, Al Jarreau, and Luther Vandross.

As the Funky Town Grooves website notes, “Carl Anderson was a singer with great range, clarity of diction . . . [and] that rare ability to sing flawlessly from a technical standpoint [while] still communicating character and emotion.”

He was, in short, an artist and vocalist extraordinaire.

I dare say that for most people, Carl Anderson is best known for playing Judas Iscariot in the 1973 film adaptation (above and right) and numerous stage productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar. (For more about Carl’s groundbreaking portrayal of Judas, click here, here, and here.)

With this year being the 50th anniversary of the 1973 film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar, it seems only appropriate to mark Carl’s birthday by sharing yet another glowing appreciation of his portrayal of Judas in this film. So without further ado, here’s an excerpt from Jacob Ethington 2017 review of Jesus Christ Superstar, one entitled “Sympathy for Judas: An Appreciation of Jesus Christ Superstar.”


It’s always fascinated me that the big anthem of Jesus Christ Superstar’s title, “Superstar,” is sung by Judas Iscariot. There’s not a lot written in the Bible about history’s greatest traitor, but Jesus Christ Superstar builds a character for him regardless. There’s actually a lot to unpack in reviewing any incarnation of Jesus Christ Superstar, but the analysis of Judas as a character is one of those things you have to start addressing up front. This incarnation, a film adaptation shot primarily in Israel, is no different, but Judas will keep coming up in this review a lot. He's the most interesting thing about the musical, a musical that is most easily described as the following: An anachronistic rock opera about the last week of Jesus Christ’s life told mostly from the perspective of Judas Iscariot.

. . . The hardest part of the production to get onto film though is the musical’s deliberate staging of artifice. On stage, you’re not supposed to build elaborate temples and period accurate sets. You’re supposed to call attention to the fact it’s a group of performers, and the film surprisingly manages to maintain that spirit in the first few minutes. The primary cast literally pulls up in the middle of the desert on a bus loaded with props, and while the overture plays, the cast gets off the bus and gets into costume.

The end result is a hodgepodge of influences that are constantly at odds with each other, but have a distinct and campy charm all of their own. It might be a bit of a mess, but there’s not a lot on film like the 1973 adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar, and I’m grateful that something so truly weird exists.

The story stretches roughly from Palm Sunday to the Crucifixion. The singing roles are spread among Jesus Christ (Ted Neeley), and his followers, Judas Iscariot (Carl Anderson), Mary Magdalene (Yvonne Elliman), Peter (Philip Toubus), and Simon (Larry Marshall), the Pharisees Caiaphas (Bob Bingham) and Annas (Kurt Yaghjian), and the authorities of Pontius Pilate (Barry Dennen) and King Herod (Josh Mostel).

. . . But while this is Jesus’ story, he’s not the one telling it. This is where Carl Anderson’s performance as Judas comes into play. Anderson is a larger than life presence in the film, and his voice is straight up the best of any performer in the film. No one sounds as good as him, and since Judas has the best songs in the musical to begin with, every scene he's in works like gangbusters. And by default, Carl Anderson is still one of the greatest interpretations of Judas on film.

One of the biggest blindspots in reinterpreting the Bible on film is Judas Iscariot. Almost every story that deals with Jesus’ crucifixion on film never even attempts to explore the character, the psychology, or anything that might be interesting about Judas. He shows up at The Last Supper to betray Jesus, gets his money, and hangs himself. That’s it. The only other film I can think of that offers another view of Judas is The Last Temptation of Christ.

. . . It’s worth saying that Jesus Christ Superstar’s version of Judas is mostly made up, with no Biblical text to support the idea that he’s been Jesus’ “right hand man all along,” but this Judas is a hybrid of sorts. He’s not just the betrayer, but the modern perspective of the Christ mythology that wishes to spread its message, but believes that talk of miracles and powers have overshadowed the ideology. It’s a bold choice, but not as bold as bringing Judas back as an angelic presence after his suicide to sing the title song.

By offering that perspective, Anderson is among the greatest Judas’ on film, which is kind of weird the more I think about it. Whatever, at least someone this charismatic and fun has the distinction of being in the pantheon, so that’s cool.

– Jacob Ethington
Excerpted from “Sympathy for Judas:
An Appreciation of Jesus Christ Superstar

Jacob Writes Forever
April 2, 2017


Of course, it would be remiss of me not to state the obvious: There is much more to Carl Anderson than Jesus Christ Superstar. Indeed, for over three decades Carl was an accomplished and well-respected song stylist, artfully blending jazz, soul, pop, and R&B influences into his own unique and unforgettable style.

Between 1982 and 1996 Carl released nine albums. In addition, he made memorable duets with other artists and provided solo guest vocals on a number of songs by others. Artists he worked with included Weather Report, Nancy Wilson, The Rippingtons, Michael Paulo, Maynard Ferguson, Gerald McCauley, Eric Marienthal, Brenda Russell, Dan Siegel, Lisa Deveaux, and Linda Eder.

Yet for reasons that are frustratingly elusive, many of Carl’s best recordings remain unknown to the general public. His most popular song is his duet with singer-actress Gloria Loring, “Friends and Lovers,” which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1986.

Carl died on February 23, 2004, after an 8-month struggle with leukemia. He was less than a week from his 59th birthday. . . . His memory and his music, however, live on.

In addition to his many professional and creative achievements (in both music and film), Carl was also a very beautiful and generous soul. Filmmaker Merrill Aldighieri, who worked with Carl in the mid-1980s, remembers him as being “very philosophical, very warm and honest,” while Veth Javier, a friend, recalls how Carl “gave so much of himself. . . . There was so much love.”

And so in concluding this special post honoring Carl on the 78th anniversary of his birth, I share one of his many beautiful love songs – “Saving My Love for You,” the closing track from his 1985 album, Protocol.

The Wild Reed’s February 2021 Celebration of Carl Anderson:
Remembering an Artist and Vocalist Extraordinaire
An Electrifying Spectrum of Emotions
“Fare Thee Well, My Nightingale”
“He Was Bigger Than Life . . . Very Philosophical, Very Warm and Honest”

The Wild Reed’s February 2020 Celebration of Carl Anderson:
Carl Anderson: On and On
Carl Anderson and The Black Pearl
Carl Anderson in The Color Purple
Carl Anderson: “Let the Music Play!”

The Wild Reed’s February 2019 Celebration of Carl Anderson:
Remembering and Celebrating Carl Anderson
Carl Anderson: “Pure Quality”
Carl Anderson’s Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar: “The Gold Standard”
Carl Anderson’s Judas: “A Two-Dimensional Popular Villain Turned Into a Complex Human Being”
Carl Anderson: “Artist and Vocalist Extraordinaire”
Playbill Remembers Carl
Remembering the Life of Carl Anderson: “There Was So Much Love”

For more of Carl at The Wild Reed, see:
Remembering Carl Anderson (2022)
Carl Anderson: “Like a Song in the Night”
Carl Anderson: “One of the Most Enjoyable Male Vocalists of His Era”
With Love Inside
Carl Anderson
Acts of Love . . . Carl’s and Mine
Introducing the Carl Anderson Appreciation Group
Forbidden Lover
Revisiting a Groovy Jesus (and a Dysfunctional Theology)

Related Off-site Links:
A Profile of Carl Anderson – Part I: A Broadway Legend with Lynchburg Roots – Holly Phelps (LynchburgMuseum.org, May 12, 2015)
A Profile of Carl Anderson – Part II: The Legend Lives On – Holly Phelps (LynchburgMuseum.org,June 10, 2015)
Carl Anderson – Jazz Legend: The Official Website
Carl Anderson Memorial Page
Carl Anderson at AllMusic.com – Ron Wynn (AllMusic.com)
Carl Anderson Biography – Chris Rizik (Soul Tracks)

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Marianne 2024

Image: Molly Matalon
(The New York Times)

Various media outlets are confirming that author and activist Marianne Williamson will be making a second U.S. presidential bid, challenging current president (and fellow Democrat) Joe Biden in a 2024 presidential primary.

Reports The Hill:

Marianne Williamson, a prominent progressive who ran for president in 2020, confirmed in an interview published Thursday that she will run again for the Democratic nomination for president in 2024. That would put her in a Democratic primary against President Biden, who has not announced his own plans but is widely expected to run for reelection next year.

“I wouldn’t be running for president if I didn’t believe I could contribute to harnessing the collective sensibility that I feel is our greatest hope at this time,” Williamson told the Medill News Service, which is run by Northwestern University, in an exclusive interview.

No other Democrats have officially waded into the race yet, making Williamson the first.

As with her 2020 presidential candidacy, I will be supporting Marianne’s 2024 ran. This is because I agree with philosopher and social critic Cornel West when he says that Marianne is “one of the few in the higher echelons of public life and public conversation who understand the intimate relation between the spiritual and the social, the personal and the political, and the existential and the economic.”

Continues West: “It’s very rare that people have this synoptic vision, [one that ensures that] spirituality, morality, and integrity sit at the center and at the beginning of any serious discussion about the relation of a self and a society.”

This “synoptic vision” is greatly needed in today’s fractured world, and it was on full display throughout the course of Marianne’s year-long 2020 presidential campaign during which she never wavered in changing the conversation from symptoms to root causes in a way that the political and media establishments routinely avoid. She also talked about the need to fundamentally disrupt the political and economic status quo and to initiate a “season of moral repair.” Her “politics of love” was informed by both her love for democracy and her decades-long work with and for people in crisis, especially spiritual or meaning-making crisis.

Through her work, Marianne has seen, up close and personal, the effects of bad public policy, policy that stems in large part from the undue influence of money on our political system.

“Until we address [money in politics] and the unjust economic paradigm [that it perpetuates], she said in a December 2019 interview, “then there’s going to be [a] level of despair [in people's lives and in society]. People are traumatized; poverty is traumatizing, hunger is traumatizing, lack of opportunity is traumatizing, lack of hope is traumatizing.”

Following is a compilation of statements from Marianne about her 2024 presidential bid. Also included are three video segments.

The first is a 12-minute Secular Talk segment from last year in which Marianne responds to host Kyle Kulinski’s plea that she run for president in 2024.

The second video (of 13-minutes duration) is of Marianne’s February 21, 2023 appearance on The Young Turks, where she spoke with Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur about “the possibility of a potential primary challenge to President Biden.”

In the third video (of 6-minutes duration), Francesca Fiorentini and Mike Figueredo of Unbossed discuss Marianne’s intention to run again for president. (Ignore the “2020 Elections” text initially on the screen.)

It’s anticipated that Marianne will officially launch her 2024 presidential campaign on Saturday, March 4.


If ever there was a time to stand for something bigger than ourselves, it’s now. We need a season of repair, an era of new beginnings, and a commitment to fundamental change. [All of this] will have to include inner as well as outer changes, or, in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “quantitative shifts in our circumstances as well as qualitative changes in our souls.”

Years ago I used to go to Al Anon meetings, where I learned that there are times in life where we’re simply “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” And I would hear people say, “Get into the solution.” That, it seems to me, is where we are as a country. It’s so tempting to wallow in cynicism, desperation, anger, and hopelessness right now – but that is exactly what we must reject. We have a choice to make; to either be taken down by the undertow of current events, or make a commitment to ourselves that in whatever way possible we’ll be agents of change.

Sometimes we don’t exactly know how we’re going to do something but there’s a power in knowing that we’re committed to doing it. That’s how we need to see transforming the world right now. We don’t even need to know exactly how we’re going to do it. We just need to be receptive enough, and available enough – and in our better hours, courageous enough – to consistently show up for the task. The path unfolds when we are willing to walk it.

Marianne Williamson
Excerpted from “On Recreating the World:
Musings On Inner and Outer Change

July 28, 2022

Biden’s going to run on a message that the economy is getting stronger. I think that speaks to the disconnect between the analysis of party elites versus the struggle of everyday Americans. We’re being asked to limit our political imaginations – to just accept the low unemployment and low inflation rate, that that is sort of the best that we can get.

But that is a hollow victory. The majority of Americans are still struggling to survive. . . . My strategy would be to tell the truth as I understand it. Did Donald Trump in 2016 have a strategy? I don’t think he had a strategy. He hit a nerve.

. . . The problem is that those in power do not have the solutions and those with solutions do not have the power. It’s almost heartbreaking to see all the people in this town [Washington, DC], who work for NGOs who work for humanitarian organizations, who are talking about green energy, regenerative agriculture, climate change, carbon sequestration, peace building – the most they can get is a returned phone call. That is not the way to run a government.

Marianne Williamson
Quoted in Lauren Egan and Eli Stokols' article,
Marianne Williamson Is Entering the Chat
February 17, 2023

As president I would always seek to avoid the use of military force, yet I would not shy away from it if I felt it necessary. . . . I view the U.S. military much like a surgeon. If we need a surgeon then America must have the best, but any reasonable person tries to avoid surgery if possible. The best way to solve conflicts is to prevent them from occurring to begin with. If I had had the choice, I would have made very different foreign policy decisions related to Russia over the last 40 years. That does not change the fact, however, that Vladimir Putin’s actions today are a threat to which the Western world must now respond.

Marianne Williamson
Excerpted from “The Tragic Conundrum of Ukraine:
What the U.S. Should and Should Not Do

February 22, 2023

I was amused at reading an article recently that referred to me as “inexperienced.” One thing I am not, my friends, is inexperienced. I have simply had another kind of experience than all those people who, you know, listen to corporate lobbyists all day and try to figure out how to master the machine that has run this country into the ground. What they are qualified to do is to perpetuate a system; what I am qualified to do is to transform it. In my heart I feel I’ve had exactly the kinds of experiences one needs to have had in order to make sense of these times.

Whether we like it or not, change is in the air in America. It will be wise and responsibly directed change, or it will be chaotic and extremely destructive change. Those, to me, are our only two choices for what lies ahead. President Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.” These are revolutionary times. We are either going to have a peaceful revolution or a violent one. We will either begin in earnest the work of national repair, or lose a truly immeasurable treasure. In Lincoln’s words, “We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”

We do not need more protectors of the status quo; we need a more enlightened kind of change-maker. I have long felt that those who are students and practitioners of spiritual and psychological wisdom are the last people who should be sitting out the great political and economic questions of our day. Why? Because if you have a clue how to change one heart, then you’re the one with a clue what would change the world.

Marianne Williamson
Excerpted from “Justice, Justice Thy Shall Pursue
February 25, 2023

It amuses me when someone calls a candidacy like mine a “vanity project.” Never was there a greater affront to one’s vanity than running for president, I assure you. And a 'grift,' that’s a good one too. I’d like to know what the grift is. Yet neither of those pithy insults can match the derision I’ve already seen and that I know lies up ahead. To even consider walking into that fire again, I figure there are only two options possible: either I’m a genuinely delusional woman, or something is calling me from deep within my soul and I can’t ignore it. I’ll leave it up to others to decide which of those they estimate to be true; I can only look to my own heart to determine which is true for me. I have no illusions or naive assumptions, having walked this path before. But I look at politics like I look at writing books and giving lectures. Is there something that needs to be said? And do I think I can say it well? I have been guided throughout my career by the words of author Arnold Patent: “If you genuinely have something you need to say, then there’s someone out there who genuinely needs to hear it.”

Marianne Williamson
Excerpted from “Justice, Justice Thy Shall Pursue
February 25, 2023

Above: Marianne Williamson speaks at a rally in Santa Monica, California in 2019. (Photo: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

Related Off-site Links:
Marianne Williamson Confirms She Will Run for President in 2024 – Caroline Vakil (The Hill, February 23, 2023).
Biden Draws First Democratic Challenger for 2024 as Marianne Williamson Confirms Plans to Launch Bid – Paul Steinhauser and Andrea Vacchiano (Fox News, February 23, 2023).

UPDATES: Marianne Williamson Says She Will Run for President Again – Maggie Astor (The New York Times, February 26, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Says She'll Run for President Again, in Long Shot Challenge to Biden – Tal Axelrod (ABC News, February 26, 2023).
Marianne Williamson Is the Only Democrat Running for President – For Now – Madison Pauley (Mother Jones, February 26, 2023).
Democrat Marianne Williamson to Visit New Hampshire After Anticipated Presidential Campaign Announcement – KC Downey (WMUR 9, February 27, 2023).
Marianne Williamson to Run for President Again to “Help Repair America”The Guardian (February 28, 2023).
Nikki Haley and Marianne Williamson Announce Their Run for U.S. Presidency – Debra Blackwell (NewsBreak, February 28, 2023).
Democrats Are Open to Ditching Biden in 2024. But That Won’t Help Marianne Williamson – Nathaniel Rakich (FiveThirtyEight, March 2, 2023).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Marianne Williamson: “We Must Challenge the Entire System”
Progressive Perspectives on the U.S. Midterm Election Results
Marianne Williamson on the Current Condition of the U.S.
An Essential Read Ahead of the Midterms
Marianne Williamson’s Politics of Love: The Rich Roll Interview
Celebrating Tuesday’s Progressive Wins in the Midst of the Ongoing “War for the Future of the Democratic Party”
Now Here’s a Voice I’d Like to Hear Regularly on the Sunday Morning Talk Shows
A Deeper Perspective on What’s Really Attacking American Democracy
Marianne Williamson on the Tenth Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street
Cultivating Peace
“Two of the Most Dedicated and Enlightened Heroes of Present Day America”
Progressive Perspectives on the 2020 U.S. Election Results
“As Much the Sounding of An Alarm As a Time for Self-Congratulations”
We Cannot Allow a Biden Win to Mean a Return to “Brunch Liberalism”
Marianne Williamson on America’s “Cults of Madness”
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – September 4, 2020
“We Have an Emergency On Our Hands”: Marianne Williamson On the “Freefall” of American Democracy
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – June 2, 2020

For The Wild Reed’s coverage of Marianne Williamson’s 2020 presidential campaign, see the following chronologically-ordered posts:
Talkin’ ’Bout An Evolution: Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid
Why Marianne Williamson Is a Serious and Credible Presidential Candidate
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – April 24, 2019
Marianne Williamson: Reaching for Higher Ground
“A Lefty With Soul”: Why Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson Deserves Some Serious Attention
Sometimes You Just Have to Take Matters Into Your Own Hands
Marianne Williamson Plans on Sharing Some “Big Truths” on Tonight's Debate Stage
Friar André Maria: Quote of the Day – June 28, 2019
Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson: “We’re Living at a Critical Moment in Our Democracy”
Caitlin Johnstone: “Status Quo Politicians Are Infinitely ‘Weirder’ Than Marianne Williamson”
Marianne Williamson On What It Will Take to Defeat Donald Trump
“This Woman Is Going to Win the Nomination”: Matt Taibbi on Marianne Williamson in Iowa
Something to Think About (and Embody!)
The Relevance and Vitality of Marianne Williamson’s 2020 Presidential Campaign
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – November 4, 2019
Michael Goldstein: Quote of the Day – November 11, 2019
Marianne Williamson: “Anything That Will Help People Thrive, I’m Interested In”
Marianne Williamson and the Power of Politicized Love
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – December 14, 2019
Marianne Williamson: “I Am Not Suspending My Candidacy”
Marianne Williamson on New Day with Christi Paul – 01/04/20
“A Beautiful Message, So Full of Greatness”
A Thank You Letter to Marianne Williamson
“I Learned So Much From the Experience”: Marianne Williamson on Her Presidential Bid
Deep Gratitude

Opening image: Marianne Williamson, photographed by Molly Matalon for The New York Times.